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Submitted by on June 17, 2011 – 12:22 pm 6 Comments

Just wanted to point out a couple of quick things before you start your weekend. Danielle over at There’s a Book alerted me to the new website, Pottermore, and the official J.K. Rowling YouTube channel where the author will make an announcement about her new project in 5 days. Bookmark them, watch the countdown with me if you’re a Potter head, and hopefully we’ll have some happy news to celebrate in less than a week!

The other thing is the new Shelf Awareness publication for readers, which launched today. If you subscribe to the daily newsletter for the book trade, you should have automatically received this new edition. It comes out twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays, and contains lots of bookish news and reviews of the best books released each week. It’s free, and if you haven’t signed up, you can do so here, get all the scoop and be more interesting at parties. I’m excited to say I write for it and have a review of Marcus Sakey’s The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes in the first issue!

Happy Friday to all. Hope you have a brilliant weekend filled with all the entertainment you like best.



  • Reader#9 says:

    News of a new JK Rowling book? WooHoo!!

    Good Review over there, PCN!

  • EIREGO says:

    I am sooo behind on everything. Sorry I haven’t been checking in here. I totally missed the rumor of a new possibly Potter book announcement. Hell, I even forgot about the fact that HP8 premieres in less than a month! Thanks for the heads up!

  • I’m very curious to hear J K Rowling’s news! And Shelf Awareness is clearly extremely discerning with its choice of reviewers. Congrats, PCN! That’s wonderful. Have a beautiful weekend…

  • yea! i haven’t had time to read through it yet but will look for your review.

    as for pottermore…methinks it is not a book. read somewhere it’s hosted by warner brothers. not sure what it is, but pretty sure (for me) it will be a letdown if it’s a theme park or video game. wow. what a pessimist. 🙂

  • Pop Culture Nerd says:

    Reader#9 and EIREGOEntertainment Weekly reported that Rowling said it won’t be a new novel, more likely some news involving her books being available as e-books.

    Shell—Thank you! I was quite chuffed (stole your word) when Shelf Awareness accepted me. As for the new project, these 3 images, supposedly from Pottermore, leaked online. What do you think?

    jenn—I think that any news short of a new book from her will disappoint me, but I don’t think it’ll be a video game or theme park. What do you think of the leaked images? Some kind of interactive website?

  • You’re fab! I’m just getting around to check blogs and such and saw this. Thank you so much for the mention! And again, congrats on the Shelf Awareness love, it’s so incredibly awesome! 🙂

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